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Public Health Readiness and Emergency Planning Team (PREPT)

PREPT builds capacity for a coordinated countywide response to medical and health emergencies. We work with local, state, and regional partners to develop plans to protect the health of the public during emergencies that arise from natural causes, like earthquakes, fires, or infectious disease outbreaks, or man-made threats, such as bioterrorism.

Coalition for Health and Medical Preparedness of Santa Cruz (CHAMPS)

CHAMPS is a collaboration of private and public partners who work together to help Santa Cruz County prepare for, respond to, and recover from medical and health emergencies. Through collaborative planning, training, exercises, and coordination of resources, the CHAMPS leads a countywide effort to support and enable a disaster-resilient healthcare system.

See a full list of CHAMPS participating organizations.

Whether your organization is part of the CHAMPS or is considering joining, learn what you can do to make sure your organization is disaster-resilient.

CHAMPS Member Preparation

In the event of an emergency, make sure your CHAMPS member organization follows disaster response protocol:

Respond to a Disaster

HSA Employees: Your Role in an Emergency

Employees of Santa Cruz County HSA may be required to perform special duties in the event of a disaster or emergency.

The most important step for you, as an HSA employee is to ensure you and your household are prepared to be self-sufficient for 72-hours:

Get Prepared

In the event of an emergency, know your role and when and how to report for duty:

My Role in a Disaster

Are You 72-hours Ready?

In a major emergency, it can often take several days before help is able to arrive. With a few simple steps, you can ensure your household is self-sufficient for three days, in the event of a disaster or other serious event.

Get Prepared

General Emergency Preparedness Resources

The following organizations and resources may also be helpful to you:

Contact Emergency Preparedness and Response

Phone: (831) 454-4000 ● Email: